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Personal papers of William C. Hoad

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 154


Hoad taught Civil Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1900-1912. This collection consists of a map of the vicinity of Lawrence produced by Hoad on behalf of the University of Kansas Country Club.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1912


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of William C. Hoad

William Christian Hoad was born January 11, 1874 in Lecompton, Kansas. He completed his bachelors in science at Lane University, also in Lecompton, in 1896 before graduating from the University of Kansas with a civil engineering degree in 1898.

Hoad spent some time working for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, returning to KU in 1900 as an instructor. From 1906-1907 he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researching sanitary engineering. In 1906 Hoad was promoted to associate professor at KU, and in 1911 he became a full professor. Also during this time he served as Engineer to the Kansas State Board of Health.

In 1913, Hoad left KU to become the chair of the newly-created Sanitary Engineering program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, serving during World War I as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army's Sanitary Corp. Hoad retired from UM-Ann Arbor in 1944.

Hoad married Louise Green in August 1901. They had three children.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

PP 154

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

William C. Hoad writings, RH MS 1443, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

William C. Hoad correspondence, RH MS P71, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Copies of same map in this collection also available at Spencer Research Library at C753 and RH Map Q97.

Guide to the William C. Hoad Collection
Personal papers of William C. Hoad
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of William C. Hoad, University Archives, PP 154, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States